Webtacular World Issue # 284, May 12, 2019

Greetings Webtaculators! On a brighter note than much of this week would entail, I want to wish all of you mothers a happy mothers day – especially to you new moms.  I know it isn’t easy, mostly because many of you have been bravely sharing your struggles with it, but you are all doing such a wonderful job.  Keep raising great kids, because we need good people in the world.  On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Barr Is In Contempt
Why:  Because the worst business man in America has created a Constitutional crisis.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Uber (As In Both Meanings) IPO
Why: Because Uber’s IPO did not go off as planned, even though it was one of the biggest IPOs in history. As an aside, it was really cool seeing a childhood friend who has overcome a lot get to ring the New York Stock Exchange’s opening bell.  Also, more trade wars, because, as previously stated, our idiot president is the worst business man in America.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: A Fetus Is Not Alive
Why: Because the recent attacks on Roe v. Wade are becoming more and more vicious and repugnant as time goes on.  Essentially, Georgia wants to label and prosecute a number of my friends and family as murderers. Georgia can kindly go fuck itself. Meanwhile, Denver is getting ready to go find itself by tripping in a forest.

JOURNALISM THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Free Press
Why: Because the White House is going full authoritarian.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Playoffs Are Fun
Why: Especially when your teams get to move on. Go Sharks and Warriors.

TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (no min. read)
What: God Damnit GoT
Why: Because it was a bad episode when it could not afford to be one. No link because I don’t want to spoil it for people who actually still want to watch it.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Big Thief
Why: Because Big Thief’s low-fi album U.F.O.F. makes you remember that rock still exists, it just doesn’t sound exactly the same as you remember it.

LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Our Literate Ex President
Why: Because Obama released another great book list.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Video Game Makers Try Out Collective Action
Why: Because in what seems like the remaining entertainment industry that hasn’t figured out guilds, unions, or why banding together might actually benefit them all, a few employees actually held a walkout for one of the worlds biggest game makers.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: GoT Bad; Road Trip; 25 Years Of The Blue Album
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: A Redo Of Game Of Thrones Season 8.
Why: Because Brian deserves it. Yes, I know there are more important things in the world happening, but when the things I use to escape the world are also not living up to their promise, then it makes everything even worse. And Barry is too depressing of a show to be a replacement.

Webtacularly yours,
Brian
Managing Editor, Webtacular World
The Internet You Didn’t Know You Needed™

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